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                AN INCREASING NUMBER OF STUDENTS
During the academic year 2016/2017, the number of students in the eight state universities
was 375,397 as against 340,746 in 2015/2016, an increase of 10.2%. In state
universities, 291,947 students are supervised by 5,069 lecturers. The ratio of supervision (students / lecturers) deteriorated by 7 points and stood to 58. The University of Yaoundé II had the highest ratio (71). The 8 state universities produced 46,105 graduates and the private institutions 17,213.
         WORDING Teachers
Students
22 485
47 500
30 829
19 865
49 624
36 422
10 928
11 082
77 773
306 508
Teachers
453
938
570
472
1 248
642
464
235
nd
5 022**
Students
24 526
54 965
33 542
21 374
57 913
41 256
12 324
12 714
82 132
340 746
Teachers
441
924
566
466
1 252
682
471
267
nd
5 069**
Students
26 012
64 255
35 268
22 342
68 036
48 649
13 824
13 561
83 450
375 397
2014/2015
2015/2016
2016/2017*
Distribution of students and Teachers
    University Buea
University Douala
University Dschang
University Ngaoundéré
University Yaoundé I
University Yaoundé II
University Maroua
University Bamenda
Private Institutions
Total
RESEARCH
450
950
570
497
1 240
633
459
230
nd
5 029**
         Basic and applied research is developed within research teams and laboratories. Some research centres have acquired national significance over the years. These are:
• Centre of Excellence in Computer Science, Mathematics and Applications, University of Yaoundé I;
• Centre of Excellence in Public Law and International Relations of the University of Yaoundé II (FSEG-IRIC); Centre of Excellence in Management, University of Douala;
• Centre of Excellence in Economics and Management, University of Yaoundé II;
• Centre of Excellence on Gender, University of Buea;
• Centre of Excellence in Arts, University of Yaoundé I; Centre of Excellence for Development Studies, University of Douala;
• Centre of Excellence in Demography, University of Yaoundé II;
• Centre of Excellence in Linguistics, University of Yaoundé I;
• Centre of Excellence in Agro-Industries, University of Ngaoundere;
• Centre of Excellence in Mechanics of Materials, University of Yaoundé I (ENSP);
Source : MINESUP, * Estimates, ** Total excluding IPES, nd = Non available
• Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology, University of Yaounde I and University of Buea;
• Centre of Excellence in Animal Health and Nutrition, University of Dschang;
• Centre of Excellence in Physics, University of Douala;
• Centre of Excellence in Chemistry of Natural Substances of the Universities of Yaoundé I and Dschang;
• Centre of Excellence in Chemistry, University of Yaoundé I (FS-ENSP)
A continuous increase in university infrastructures
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